(TOY-1951) Toyota Tacoma MX Series Upper Grille Installation Details

(TOY-1951) Toyota Tacoma MX Series Upper Grille

Products : T1951-52B , TOY1951B , TOY1951S

Install Step #1:
Here is our project 2012 Toyota Tacoma in need of a GrillCraft MX-Series Sport Grille.
Install Step #2:
Using a screwdriver unclip the push clips along the top of the grille shell.
Install Step #3:
Remove push clips on the top of the grille shell.
Install Step #4:
Remove bolts on the top of grille shell as shown.
Install Step #5:
In order to remove grille shell you must unclip the eight plastic tabs along the bottom of the grille shell. Pull forward on the grille shell while unclipping tab from the back side one at a time.
Install Step #6:
A view of the eight plastic tab socket locations on the bumper cover.
Install Step #7:
The factory grille center needs to be cut out.Please review cutting instructions before cutting grille center.
Install Step #8:
A small approximately 1/4 inch portion of plastic must remain on right & left corners of the grille shell in order to mount the new GrillCraft grille.
Install Step #9:
We recommend using a body saw and angle disc grinder for cutting out the grille shell center plastic. These tools can be purchased at www.harborfreight.com
Install Step #10:
Start by cutting the center section of the grille shell out first.
Install Step #11:
Shown here the center section has been cut out.
Install Step #12:
Cut right & left plastic section as shown make sure not to cut plastic to the edge.
Install Step #13:
After cutting use a disc grinder in order to smooth out the cuts.
Install Step #14:
Paint grille shell center section plastic using flat black spray paint.
Install Step #15:
Place GrillCraft grille into grille shell and mark location of the right & left threaded grille studs onto the grille shell.
Install Step #16:
Drill a 3/16 inch hole for the threaded grille stud as shown.
Install Step #17:
A view of the drilled hole for the mounting stud.
Install Step #18:
A close-up view of mounting stud hole drilled into the right & left grille shell corners.
Install Step #19:
Drill holes for the grille mounting tab screws.
Install Step #20:
Install the GrillCraft grille into the grille shell.
Install Step #21:
Install the lock-nut & washer onto the mounting stud from the back-side.
Install Step #22:
Fasten lock-nut make sure not to overtighten.
Install Step #23:
Install hex screws & "Flat" nuts then fasten.
Install Step #24:
The GrillCraft grille fits like a glove take a look!
Install Step #25:
The factory grille shell with GrillCraft grille installed.
Install Step #26:
Paint the vehicle radiator support area with "Flat Black" spray paint.
Install Step #27:
Paint area shown with flat black spray paint.
Install Step #28:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series Black mesh grilles.
Install Step #29:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #30:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #31:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.
Install Step #32:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series Black mesh grilles.
Install Step #33:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series Black mesh grilles.
Install Step #34:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series Black mesh grilles.
Install Step #35:
2012 Toyota Tacoma shown with GrillCraft upper & lower MX-Series silver mesh grilles.

These installations steps pertain to the following vehicles:


Year Make Model Submodel Fitment Notes
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2015 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2015 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2014 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2013 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2013 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base N / A
2012 Toyota Tacoma Base will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner N / A
2012 Toyota Tacoma Pre Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner will also fit TRD edition.
2012 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner will also fit TRD edition.